The cause process for the founders of Little Eden society reached an important milestone
A small group of congregants and family members of the late Founders of Little Eden Society attended the Opening Session for the Inquiry for the Cause for Sainthood of the Servants of God, Domitilla and Danny Hyams at Christ the King Cathedral in Johannesburg on 10 April 2021.
Holy Mass and the opening session of the Cause were presided over by His Grace, Archbishop Buti Tlhagale OMI. This stage follows the preliminary phase which served to determine if there was enough evidence to pursue the Cause for Beatification and Canonisation. The essential feature of the official opening session was the Oath- taking by the officials of the Cause. The purpose of the Oath by the officials and for witnesses is the same – to learn the truth concerning the matter being considered. This is done to fulfil the Canonical requirement, meaning it is a step required by the Law which governs the process of the Causes. The process of the Inquiry of both Servants will include formal interviews with numerous different witnesses which will allow the Archbishop to make a formal submission to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints for their consideration. Once the Diocesan phase is completed, it will be followed by the Roman phase. This means the process continues in Rome with Beatification and Canonisation coming later if evidence gathered passes the test.
The process of the Cause in its entirety is a lengthy one that may take many years to be completed. Little Eden Society CEO, Mrs Xelda Rohrbeck, said “This is indeed a historical moment and Little Eden is proud that the process of the Cause has reached this significant milestone.”
Please visit the Cause website at https://hyamscause.org.za/ for updates on this special process or contact Fr Phuti Makgabo for any queries or further information about the Cause.
See ADNews May edition for more photos by Tim Bernard of the Mass.